Welcome to Indian Schools: A place where dreams go to die

It has been an established fact for quite some time now, that the Indian Education System is beyond flawed. When I entered grade 11th, I was determined to ensure that I do better than previous years simply because I wanted to prove to myself that I was a better student than I allowed myself to…

Citizens Talk 10.0

“Belgians can be very conceited. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love my friends but everyone always think they’re right and everything is always a competition about being right without actually knowing facts.  The kids here are always complaining about their marks but I’ve never actually seen anyone bother to study or even take…

Citizens Talk 9.0

“So there is a lot of gossip, But what is going on is that the people are done with the government, and we want to change it. So there are massive protests throughout the country. And the groups armed by the government are killing people in the protests, even the National guard is not letting people protest. The…

Citizens Talk 8.0

“I haven’t really met a lot of immigrants in my circle but some of my mom’s friends are immigrants. Most of them ran away from bad economy but there’s one family who came from El Salvador and I have a lot of respect for them because their children weren’t even 7 years old when they…

Citizens Talk 7.0

“Once I’ve been on a trip to Poland with a group of Wallonian people and that was fun. It was funny because there Dutch was so horrible that I had to try to speak French. I noticed there is of course a huge linguïstic gap, but also a slight cultural one. It’s like in France…

Citizens Talk 6.0

“I lived in Mexico with my sister and mom for two years. I’m half Mexican and my sister and I wanted to explore that side of our heritage.  I feel that the people in Belgium are not as open as in mexico, not just in the way of accepting different cultures but also in the…

Citizens Talk 5.0

“​Is there anything you’d change about Belgium?“ “Well, I would say the social view we have could use a change. It’s not that the people are rasict or something but they tend to be pretty close minded or really negative in general. For example, I have morrocan roots and people suspect every move I make just because…

Citizens Talk 3.0

“I lived in Mexico for two years with my mother since I’m half mexican and half belgian, my sister and I wanted to explore that side of our culture. Mexicans are laid back compared  to belgians. I feel belgians are “colder” and tend to be more hostile. Mexicans like to enjoy life. Such as how Belgians…

Citizens Talk 2.0 

“My mother is an immigrant, so I was brought up with to different cultures and because of my dads profession, I’ve been introduced to a lot of different cultures from a young age. She came to Belgium from hongkong.” “Is there any stark difference between the two cultures, according to you?” “The open mindedness, I…

Citizens Talk 1.0

“Sometimes my Belgian friends tease me about being Polish and that sometimes hurts me because they make fun of my mom who became a cleaning maid when she first came to Belgium. They don’t understand how hard it is to find a job in a country where you don’t know the language, don’t have any…